Future Forces Forum
University of Defence
Model of Cross-Country Movement Verification: Case Study
Vaclav Talhofer, Marian Rybansky, Alois Hofmann, Martin Hubacek, Sarka Hoskova- Mayerova
University of Defence, Faculty of Military Technology, Department of Military Geography and Meteorology, Kounicova 65, 662 10 Brno, Czech Republic, E-mails: (email@example.com)
One of the fundamental tactical activities is maneuver, which is provided on the terrain. Maneuverability is mainly limited by terrain, its components and current conditions. Reliable geospatial information enables to support decision-making of commanders including manoeuvers planning. Geographic information systems allow modelling of an influence of the individual terrain components on movement of military vehicles depending on their technical and tactical characteristics. The quality of data sources and used models is necessary to consider in such as modelling. The Department of Military Geography and Meteorology at the University of Defence in Brno is focusing its research to this domain. The case study deals with verification of complex models of the Cross-Country Movement that were created using standard digital geographic data for typical vehicles being used in the Czech Army.
Mr. Rybansky has been working in various positions in parts of the Ministry of Defence: Military Geographic Institute (1982-1986), Military Academy (1986-1989), Military Academy, later on University of Defence (since 1989). He was officer till 2005, his last rank was LTC. His present position is university teacher. His research focusses are: Military Geography, cartography, mapping, topography, hydrology, Terrain Analyses and Cross-Country Movement Modelling. He is member of NATO Reference Mobility Model (NRMM) research team ET 248, he was member of 15 research (grant) teams at the University of Defence in Brno, Masaryk University, Brno, Palacky University Olomouc. He is author and co-author of 160+ publications (30 scientific publications, 5 books), he had 40+lectures and presentations in many countries, and he was chairman of 4 GIS conferences in Defence (national and international) and several times chairman of the international conferences sections.